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Extra Visitors on Campus During All Roads Lead to Oberlin

April 11, 2017
Communications Staff
In April, the Office of Admissions is hosting All Roads Lead to Oberlin – the program where admitted students and their families visit campus and experience a condensed version of Oberlin, from residential life to academics and everything in between. Expect extra visitors on campus April 14, 17, and 21.

What’s the Point of Comedy?

April 5, 2017
Communications Staff
Daniel Radosh ’91 and Ed Helms ’96 engage in a lively conversation during the recent Convocation “What's the Point of Comedy? (And other pointless questions).” Inside a packed Finney Chapel,...

Response to Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

March 31, 2017
Marvin Krislov
The budget proposals being put forward by the Trump administration are deeply troubling in many ways for our society and for American higher education, especially for liberal arts institutions such as Oberlin. The proposed cuts in discretionary spending are contrary to our values of access and inclusion, and our commitment to scientific research, the arts, and the humanities.

Alan Norton to Serve as Interim VP of Finance

March 29, 2017
Communications Staff
Alan Norton has been appointed interim vice president for finance and administration subject to Board approval and will assume oversight of the financial and business administration of the college when Mike Frandsen leaves the position to become the president of Wittenberg University on July 1.

Tex-Mex Bike Ride Reveals Character of a Country

March 28, 2017
Hillary Hempstead
In the fall of 2016, Allen Memorial Art Museum staff member Michael Reynolds cycled from El Paso, Texas to Veracruz, Mexico. Reynolds documented his journey and made a film about the people he met during his travels. His film will screen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the meeting house at First Church in Oberlin.